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- September 5, 2008

New 99 Ranch to open on Grant Road

International supermarket replaces old Nob Hill location

by Daniel DeBolt

An entirely different kind of supermarket is set to take up residence where the old Nob Hill used to be at the newly renovated shopping center at 1350 Grant Road.

The 99 Ranch supermarket will sell mostly Chinese food, but a company representative said the store will also sell products from around the world, including Mexican, American and Filipino foods.

The company Web site says the new Mountain View store is now hiring, and there was talk the store would open as early as October. But the representative said she could only guarantee that it would open sometime this year.

The store's closest competition is the new Nob Hill next door, as well as the Nijiya Japanese market and Smart and Final across the street. There are also two small Asian markets on Castro Street.

A similar store called the Golden Phoenix closed a few years ago at Middlefield Road and Rengstorff Avenue. That site is set to re-open as a Fresh 'n Easy grocery store in 2009.

99 Ranch has 21 other stores in California, with others in Nevada, Washington state and even Indonesia.

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Posted by idea_genie, a resident of Old Mountain View
on Sep 5, 2008 at 8:25 pm

I have never seen two supermarkets side by side. Are they sure that this makes good business sense?

Posted by GSB, a resident of Castro City
on Sep 6, 2008 at 7:27 am

They are two distinctly different markets, so i don't think that will be an issue.

Now parking? That's going to be a whole other story :)

Posted by JNN, a resident of Old Mountain View
on Dec 1, 2008 at 8:03 pm

Two grocery stores with distinctly different markets may make as much sense as car dealerships with distinctly different cars setting up shop next to each other along a long row on the same street.